Disney Developing Live Action Chip ‘n’ Dale Movie

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Disney is developing a live action film that will star its animated chipmunks Chip ‘n’ Dale.

Project will serve as an origin story for the Rescue Rangers, a team of detectives and crime fighters that also includes the mic Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and fly, Zipper.

The film is in early development with commercials director Rob Rugan writing the script, sources confirmed to Variety. Rugan, who is attached to direct “Genies” at Paramount, is also adapting book series “The Genius Files” at Warner Bros.

Muppets Most Wanted”-producer Mandeville Films and Television’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce.

Project is essentially Disney’s version of Sony’s “Smurfs,” Fox’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and “Garfield” films, which inject cartoon characters into live action settings.

Disney first introduced Chip ‘n’ Dale in 1943 through animated short films.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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  1. evelynw89 says:

    Is this going to be like Alvin and the Chipmunks?? Because that was sort of hilarious! LOL Or do they want to use real squirels/chipmunks??

  2. Alex Reynard says:

    I am a very big fan of the show. All I ask, Disney, is please don’t ruin Gadget. Please don’t make her sarcastic, grating or a bimbo.

    And please don’t do that thing the Smurfs did where the characters’ eyes are eerily over-realistic.

    Thank you.

  3. Christian says:

    To the Rescue, anybody?

  4. The worst part about that is that the first episodes of the original cartoon WAS the Rescue Rangers’ origin story.

  5. TCloR says:

    Just make an animated film, you jerks. At least pretend like you’re not trying to rip off the Alvin movies. Why in the world would you want to make a live action Rescue Rangers film?? Just make a (hand drawn!) animated film, and make a DuckTales movie while you’re at it.

    And no origin stories. That’s just ridiculous.

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